Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hemp and Burlap

This weeks texture comes from a new idea in the works.  This new idea will be a group of installation type books.  In order to see how this idea can develop I am working on 10  pages.  Each page will measure 2 feet wide by 4 feet in height. The construction of the first book is being worked out moment by moment.

For the start of one of the pages hemp and dyed burlap are combined with crochet.  Once this part of the page is finished,  digital prints of patterns from the Waipoua forest will be cut and assembled into the finished piece.  The books theme is forest textures constructed by mixed media and digital prints on alternative surfaces.  Right now I am experimenting with putting the first of the books together before going forward.  Starting an environment of pushing the digital print further then I have before and continuing to use my prints in textural ideas.

 This piece is 4 feet long and 8 inches wide.  It is composed of dyed burlap that has been cut and crocheted into the piece with hemp.